25th January 2024

Life Drawing & Painting

10am - 4.30pm



(the price includes delicious home cooked lunch and refreshments throughout the day)

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This workshop will provide an opportunity for artists to make sustained drawings and paintings from the model. We'll pose the model, or models if numbers permit, differently for the morning and afternoon sessions. Those wishing to make several studies will be encouraged to move around the pose while those wishing to complete a more substantial drawing or painting will have ample opportunity to do so. Anthony aims to slow down the process of observation and allow time for each person to construct accurate and meaningful observations. The day will be longer than the usual Summerleaze day, starting at 10am and finishing at 4.30pm.

Gift Vouchers Available
Anthony Connolly

Anthony Connolly trained at Goldsmith’s College. He is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He has work in many public and private collections including the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, West Point Military Academy and Rhodes House and Campion Hall, both in Oxford.
He now lives with his family in Wiltshire where he also has a studio. He is an experienced teacher and he is well known here at the Summerleaze where he has been teaching for several years.


2016     The Drawing Award,  RWA, Bristol

2015     shortlisted for The Valeria Sykes Award – New Light

2015     finalist -The ING Drawing Bursary

2014     The AXA Award for Drawing, RHA Dublin

2012     The Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing

2009     The Changing Faces Prize

2004     The Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing